The Scourge of MSM Contempt for Truth-Telling
by Stephen Lendman
Along with banning truth and full disclosure on major domestic and geopolitical issues, the vast majority of US MSM operate as press agents for undemocratic Dems.
Throughout his time in office, they invented reasons to bash Trump — notably for his triumph over media darling Hillary, an unindicited war criminal, racketeer, perjurer multiple times over, the most ruthlessly dangerous presidential aspirant in US history.
The NYT was especially unforgiving.
It went all-out to support Trump’s removal from office on phony impeachment charges.
Now it wants him weakened by scurrilous accusations, prevented from entering the 2024 presidential race, or if again becomes the GOP nominee, defeated by an undemocratic Dem.
At it again in its latest fake news edition, the Times cited Section 2071 of Title 18 of the US Code.
It calls “willfully and unlawfully conceal(ing), remov(ing), mutilat(ing), obliterat(ing), falsif(ying) or destroy(ing)” government documents or records a criminal offense.
If convicted of the above charge, individuals can fined or imprisoned for up to three years.
If currently a federal office holder, they “shall forfeit” the position and “be disqualified from holding any (other federal) office.”
The National Archives and Records Administration said it found classified material in 15 boxes at Mar-A-Lago earlier this year.
No evidence suggests that Trump unlawfully took federal documents or records with him on departure from the White House.
RNC Chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, slammed the police state raid on his Florida residence, saying:
“Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
“Countless times we have examples of Dem(s) flouting the law and abusing power.”
They “continually weaponize the bureaucracy against Republicans.”
“This raid is outrageous. This abuse of power must stop and the only way to do that is to elect Republicans in November.”
Law Professor Jonathan Turley criticized the FBI raid, saying:
“We already know that (Trump’s) compound was the subject of an earlier search in terms of classified material and presidential records.”
“(W)hat new evidence…supports (Monday’s) extraordinary raid?”
“If the evidence is no more than what we saw in the January 6 committee, I would be frankly shocked that this type of raid occurred at this time.”
“(A) raid like this out of the blue without (involvement of) an independent investigator…is reckless…breathtaking” and unprecedented.
In February, Trump gave the National Archives 15 boxes of documents he had in his possession, including official correspondence between himself and foreign heads of state.
He said the following:
“After working and cooperating with the relevant government agencies, this unannounced raid on my home was not necessary or appropriate.”
Law Professor Robert Leider said the following:
“To get a warrant (for searching Mar-A-Lago), prosecutors would need probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed and that the search would turn up evidence or fruits of the crime at the location of the search.”
I’m a critic, not a supporter, of law professor, Alan Dershowitz.
He criticized the FBI, calling the Mar-A-Lago raid unprecedented, adding:
“Based on what we now know, it was totally unjustified.”
“Even one FBI agent would have been too many.”
“The whole process was wrong and Trump was away at the time, so they can’t say he was going to destroy anything.”
Legal scholars note that when individuals previously violated the law regarding classified documents, the Justice Department opted to either not prosecute or settle for lesser charges.
“The Presidential Records Act is not commonly a subject of criminal prosecution, even in the most egregious cases,” Turley explained.
Ordered by the Biden regime’s (In)justice Department, the raid and other anti-Trump actions are all about wanting him kept out of the 2024 presidential race.
Ahead of the 2016 race for the White House, Hillary illegally sent official private server emails when secretary of state — with impunity.
Bashing Trump relentlessly, the Times accused him of taking “boxes (with) many pages of classified documents” on departure from the White House.
It failed to explain that the National Archives was kept informed and that documents were returned to the agency.
As in the 2016, the Times is militantly hostile toward Trump’s involvement in the 2024 presidential race — in support of undemocratic Dems.
And this from WaPo:
In response to the police state raid on Mar-A-Lago, it unjustifiably slammed what it called Trump’s “combative posture (sic), even as he was tainted anew by another investigation (sic).”
And this from undemocratic Dem House Committee on Oversight and Reform chairwoman, Carolyn Maloney:
She and other undemocratic Dems are “committed to getting to the bottom of (DJT’s) potentially serious misconduct (sic) and advancing critical reforms to prevent these abuses in the future and protect our national security (sic).”
Other undemocratic Dems dubiously accused Trump of operating “above the law” on this issue (sic).
And this reprehensible rubbish from undemocratic Dem Rep. Steve Cohen, saying:
Trump “has more avenues to prison than Al Capone did.”
If diabolical US dark forces can go after a former president with intent to smear and criminalize him, they can do the same thing to anyone.